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Short Films Screening by Patrick Topitschnig
September 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us in the ARoS Museum Theater for a screening of selected short films by Patrick Topitschnig.
A kind of black humor pervades Patrick Topitschnig’s videos. Like in the horror-movie genre he works with audiovisual situations which affect the bodies of the spectators provoking an uncertainty, sometimes a slight restlessness.
Precisely composed images expose their own constructedness and testify to the artist’s interest in cinematic duration. Occasionally, this duration becomes a metaphor for the literal “lifetime” of pro-tagonists, objects, and buildings. All aspects of cinematic sound – a composed score, music, spoken language – are used to reflect the connections between image and narration creating a very specific atmosphere, whereas the “real“ backstory of a work is often revealed much later, be it the history of an abandoned salt mine in Romania or a portrait of a high-tech funeral home in Australia.